Tuesday, April 17, 2012

The Moorchild

Written by: Eloise McGraw

First line: It was Old Bess, the Wise Woman of the village, who first suspected that the bay at her daughter’s house was a changeling.

Why you should read this book: Switched into the cradle of a human child, half-Moorfolk child Moql becomes Saaski, the daughter of the blacksmith and his wife, when her inability to hide from humans becomes apparent. Saaski is different from anyone else, with a strange face, an inhuman quickness, and a talent for playing wild fairy music on the bagpipes, and she is desperate to remember where she came from and who she really is. The story of an outsider who doesn’t belong in any world, this Newbery-winning book has the power to warm the heart of anyone who has ever wondered if there is a place for them.

Why you shouldn’t read this book: You burn outsiders.

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